It is simply a stunning opening to the season here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House.

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It has been a long slog to get the garden tidy, I between heavy rain showers and high winds, but all turned good in time for our first guests. There is real warmth in the sun, and the spring bulbs are at their best.

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The April singles weekend is now fully booked, but we still have spaces for our Easter Weekend. Do come and join us at the historic and mystical Processione of Cristo Morto held on Friday evening 25 April in our beautiful medieval town of Gubbio. Saturday take time to explore the countryside or sweat in our sauna, we will be serving dinner with all guests seated together around our antique family table. Easter Sunday time for eggs, chocolates, and a special lunch here at Bellaugello Prices for three nights accommodation and breakfast from 450€ a couple
And for you energetic guys don’t forget to book for our hiking week 3-10 May. A chance to climb the splendid hills of the nearby Apennines guided by a fully experienced and qualified guide. Priced at 895€ per person for seven nights accommodation meals and qualified guide we still have limited availability for this week of adventure. Full details and itinerary are on an earlier blog post do check it out and join us

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Bellaugello Gay Guest House in Umbria, Italy, is THE place to travel to and be seen this year

Bellaugello Gay Guest House is getting a new member of the family.
His name is Ziggy and he will be here before Easter. He is young he is cute and he is looking forward to sharing my life here in Umbria.

I admit to liking younger men but no! I have not found a husband 🙁 applications still invited….

Ziggy is an English Setter. He is two and a half years old and has been looking for a home for sometime. I have learnt that offering to take on a rescue dog is more difficult than getting married. No simple “I do” and “he does” the process is long and drawn out and involves filling in countless forms, and a home visit to check out whether or not I am a suitable dad.

So, finally I have passed all the examinations and all that remains is for me to get to Rome and bring the young lad home!
With a face as cute as this although we have not met, it’s just gotta be good for both of us… how could I possibly refuse?

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Weeks of fine weather have suddenly gone today
The fruit trees are just over full bloom and are setting their fruit, tiny delicate, tender…
There is a rapping on the window, outside there is a hailstorm, hard pellets of ice furiously battering the glass and rooftop and my tender trees……

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A stunningly quiet and tranquil dawn.

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I always consider myself fortunate to be living in such a beautiful part of Italy. Birdsong fills the air, there is a light mist hanging in the valley below, spring flowers are in full bloom, blossom fills the garden and oh I nearly forgot to write that our owl has once again returned to nest in the hole in house that has become her home. Debris on the terrace below heralded her return, it is her spring cleaning time, the time she clears out her nest ready for her new chicks.
We too are at the final spring cleaning stages, as we open for the season on 29th of this month and are looking forward to welcoming many guys who have stayed before and to meeting and welcoming many guys who are booked to stay here at Bellaugello Gay Bed and Breakfast for the first time.

The Singles Weekend 4 – 7 April is fully booked, thanks guys for your great response. We have thoughts to organise another in the autumn, keep checking the blog for updates.

Easter is not far away. This year we are breaking with tradition and having lunch here at Bellaugello. We have a great Italian/Scottish menu priced at 30€ guests will all be seated together round one table. We still have availability for the Easter weekend

Our hiking week 3 – 10 May is proving popular, so come on all you energetic guys grab the chance for some great walking in the beautiful Umbrian countryside you are not too late to grab your hiking boots and book a suite.

The summer months are already very busy some suites booked right through, for you late bookers we still do have some availability so it is still very much worth giving us a call or sending an email and booking to spend your summer holiday here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House.

Travel to Bellaugello is easy through Florence, Ancona, Rome or Perugia airports. Car hire available at each airport, or we can organise a chauffeur driven transfer to bring you direct to the resort. And for those looking to complete indulgence we even offer to do an initial shop for you, and place a hamper of groceries in your suite awaiting your arrival.

For those of you that want to really indulge your husband or boyfriend we have a great sparking rosé wine, a box of chocolates and a bouquet of red roses we can place in your suite. Check the boxes on our booking form on the website, we are always delighted to personalise your stay with us.

And for those of you looking for complete relaxation we have engaged the services of Massimiliano a fully qualified physiotherapist, with a masters qualification in muscular and skeletal disorder treatments, he is a super masseur and will be available on Saturday afternoons for massages and to treat any aching backs or joints.

I am so looking forward to welcoming friends old and new to this delightful corner of Umbria, Italy.

Ever since I first started having guests at Bellaugello Gay Guest House I have wanted to get to the Foro Italico in Rome and see the huge marble statues erected on the orders of Mussolini in 1933.
Rome is a great entry or exit point to Italy a choice of airports, good train connect is, a historic city to visit, I really do not need to tell you all that… and so it’s a great arrival point to Bellaugello. This morning I went on public transport and took the bus which leaves the road end very early, I was up with the lark.
My interest in the Stadio stems from a couple of Canadian guys who were touring the world and happened to stop off on their way through Europe at Bellaugello. Not only were they real great guys, handsome, cheery and full of life, but one of them was a painter. Now I never discovered if he was a painter as in pictures or a painter as in houses… However he did make an offer, which I accepted and during their stay he helped paint the living room of one of the suites! Add to that his love of photography, he enthused and inspired, and I was hooked on his tales of the lifetime ambition to get to the Stadio dei Marmi.
It has taken me a long time to follow in his footsteps, today was the day when I gazed on awe at the huge muscular marble statues that encircle the stadium. They are all different, some clothed, most naked, all muscular, huge feet and hands, and many with divine bubble butts. Each is named after a city in Italy, and represents a different sport, and hence a different pose. I must admit to having a penchant for 1930s architecture and design and for the nude male form 😉 and today in the hot sunshine the men did not disappoint
It just happened to be the Italy – England rugby international so the guys had all come to see the rugby. I, on the other hand came to see the guys….

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